Matildas captain Sam Kerr placed on a one-woman present to ship Chelsea to the English League Cup closing, scoring 4 occasions as she prepares to go house to steer Australia within the Cup of Nations.
Kerr was unstoppable in a 7-0 demolition of hapless West Ham, scoring her sixth hat-trick for Chelsea, all within the first half, then including a fourth for good measure.
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It took her season haul to twenty targets for Chelsea throughout all competitions, probably the most of any participant.
The end result additionally units up a Cup closing conflict in opposition to Arsenal and Matildas teammates Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley on March 5.
Kerr opened her account in simply the third minute with a tidy first-time end from a perfectly-timed ball from Chelsea teammate Guro Reiten.
The Aussie’s second of the sport was maybe the sweetest strike of the lot.
A Chelsea teammate received the ball excessive up the sphere because the Hammers have been defensively in all places.
Kerr nods house for her fourth of the sport. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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Kerr, who was positioned completely to obtain the ball from the ensuing sort out, spun round and introduced the ball on to her proper peg earlier than unleashing an unstoppable strike within the twenty second minute.
She then accomplished her hat-trick after displaying her unrivalled anticipation expertise to latch onto a by way of ball earlier than coolly slotting house to attain Chelsea’s fourth of the sport.
Kerr then made it 4 targets for herself within the sixtieth minute.
It bodes nicely for the Matildas who will tackle Spain, Jamaica and the Czech Republic within the Cup of Nations from subsequent Thursday, with video games in Gosford, Sydney and Newcastle.
The collection is essential preparation for the FIFA World Cup being held in Australia in June and July.
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